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America's Fool: Las Vegas & The End of the World Paperback – August 21, 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

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From Publishers Weekly

Don't be misled by this thriller's dedication to "all Americans, particularly Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert." There's nothing in Amberg's latest reminiscent of those political satirists. Instead, the author presents a tired formula—an innocent caught up in a terrorist plot—without injecting it with anything fresh. TV journalist Andrew Wright has a regular, award-winning segment called "The Wright Stuff" on Good Morning America. While in Nevada to film a series of stories titled "The Fight to Save Vegas," he's trapped in a canyon during a hailstorm. Entering a cave to shield himself from the elements, he stumbles upon some metal canisters, then knocked out. Before long, the reader is introduced to a religious fanatic opposed to American liberals and the "Alien Usurper" who runs the government. The ensuing sequences—brushes with death, narrow escapes aided by heavy-handed contrivances—are all too familiar to engage readers or distinguish Amberg's thriller from the pack.

About the Author

Jay Amberg is the author of eleven books. He received a BA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught high school and college students since 1972. Contact him at jayamberg.com.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 335 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0970841671
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0970841674
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.76 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Amika Press; 2nd ed. Edition (August 21, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 4 ratings